Location-based MarketingMarketing Automation

POTLOC finds new funding, expands intelligent crowdsourcing insights

Montreal–POTLOC, the Montreal startup for location-based consumer market studies, closed a new funding round at $2.5 million. Ecofuel Fund, a seed investment fund for clean technologies, led the funding round, closing with an oversubscription surpassing the targeted amount fivefold. POTLOC has attracted notable investors such as Desjardins Capital and CapHorn …

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March 2018 IssueMarketing Automation

Leading marketing automation developments

Affordability, improved experience and features enable companies to utilize MA By Irek Klimczak According to the Email Marketing & Marketing Automation Excellence 2017 report, sponsored by GetResponse, budget, data quality and knowledge (e.g. on how to develop a strategy, use the available tools or create relevant content) were the top …

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Customer Relationship ManagementData AnalyticsData-Driven OrganizationsDirect MailDisruptive TechnologyEngagement & AnalyticsMarketing AutomationTargeting and Acquisition

New Nielsen program tracks “behaviour in the digital age”

MARKHAM–Today, Nielsen announced the Canadian launch of the Nielsen Connected Partner Program. The Nielsen Connected Partner Program is an industry first solution that helps companies easily connect their network, discover new Connected Partners, and utilize the most robust measurement data in the world. This data ecosystem allows Nielsen Connected Partners to shift from managing and …

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Customer Relationship ManagementDigitalEmail MarketingMarketing Automation

If your email marketing has more than 21 character subject lines, you may be lowering response

CHICAGO–Subject lines under 21 characters generated a 31 percent higher-than-average open rate, yet they account for less than 5 percent of all email subject lines, according to new data from Yes Lifecycle Marketing. In the newly released, “Subject Line Benchmarks: How Length and Personalization Impact Email Performance Across Message Type …

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Customer CentricityCustomer Relationship ManagementEngagement & AnalyticsLoyaltyMarketing AutomationWorkforce Management

Proprietary platform delivers customer journey engagement

TORONTO–CentricIQ, a leading marketing intelligence and performance agency, today launched CentricIQ LINK, a people-based marketing platform designed to help their clients GET PERSONAL. CentricIQ LINK delivers people-based marketing to help drive customer acquisition and brand loyalty. It brings together data and intelligence to create unique customer journeys across all offline and …

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Data AnalyticsMarketing Automation

From mass media to targeted distribution

How analytics helped Yellow Pages optimize its products and distribution strategy Like many of its 240,000 small business customers across Canada, Yellow Pages (YP) has been challenged by the digital age. While many consumers and advertisers are embracing online search and social media, traditional print media remains an important component …

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Marketing Automation

Marketers are automating ourselves to death

Peter Drucker once said: “The human being is a very poorly designed machine tool. The human being excels in coordination. He excels in relating perception to action. He works best if the entire human being—muscles, senses, and mind—is engaged in the work.” Marketers and salespeople have an insatiable appetite for …

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Data AnalyticsMarketing Automation

Drowning in data?

Marketers don’t need to become data scientists, they just need better tools Data is the fuel powering the direct marketing industry, helping to make campaigns more targeted, personalized and efficient than ever before. As a result, marketers must now get their heads around a baffling array of new tools and …

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DigitalExperiential MarketingMarketing AutomationMobile MarketingSocial Media

Top five marketing skills in demand in 2017

Here is a look at the top five jobs and skills that will be in high demand in the ever-evolving marketing industry in 2017: Paid social Mobile browsing is on the rise. Most consumers are using their smartphones for messaging, email and social media; therefore, a lot of companies are …

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Customer ServiceIndustry NewsMarketing AutomationOmnichannel Service

DeviceBits’ new whitepaper addresses growth of self-service automation

COLUMBUS, Ohio — DeviceBits has released its latest whitepaper: Self-Support Automation: The New Strategy Powering Customer Service. The whitepaper highlights the transition companies are undergoing today to ease the burden of traditional customer service into more of a self-service support environment desired by consumers. Click here to access the white paper. Driven …

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